Introducing Holidays to Tirrenia
The vibrant little seaside town of Tirrenia, just a 20-minute drive from Pisa in Tuscany, has long been a favourite with holidaymakers for its stunning scenery and traditional charm. Its long stretches of sandy beach are set against a backdrop of shady pine forests, and it also serves up everything from golf courses to theme parks and endless attractions. It’s particularly popular with families and couples, and kids can while away their holiday at retro-themed funfairs complete with dodgems and arcades. Meanwhile, those who want to find themselves immersed in the heart of nature can ramble through the Migliarino San Rossore nature reserve, set just back from the beaches.
Lively little Tirrenia is a seaside resort on the Tuscan coast, with long, gorgeous beaches and plenty of fun attractions for all the family. From funfairs to golf courses, nature reserves to water sports, this seaside town has got everything you need for a fantastic holiday in the sunshine. Plus loads of great bars, cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy some amazing Tuscan food. If you want to escape the crowds, head into the Migliarino San Rossore nature reserve which sits just behind the beach for some lovely walks through the pine trees and around the lake. And if you’re in the mood for some bright lights, gorgeous Pisa, with its famous leaning tower, is just 20 minutes away by car.
Tirrenia has a huge choice of places to eat and drink, whether you want to tuck into some wonderfully fresh seafood or enjoy an oven-cooked fresh pizza with the kids. Tuscan cuisine is based upon the freshest seasonal produce, and dishes are simply but bursting with flavour. Classics include the summer bread salad, panzanella, a refreshing combination of tomatoes and cucumbers which is sometimes served with the addition of tuna and capers. The local seafood is often served fresh of the grill, or you could go for traditional pasta dishes such as pici all’aglione, hand-rolled spaghetti tossed in garlicky tomato sauce.
Tirrenia is a great resort for a family holiday in the sunshine. It has stunning beaches, plenty of child-friendly restaurants and cafés, a water park, nature reserves and lots of outdoor activities – plus, Pisa and its famous leaning tower are just 20 minutes’ drive away. The gorgeous, long stretches of sand have shallow waters, perfect for even the youngest children, and older kids and teens will enjoy the water sports and the lidos. You can all enjoy the wonderful walking trails in the Migliarino San Rossore nature reserve, a haven for birds and other wildlife, or spend the day on the slides at the water park. And Pisa, just 20 minutes away by car, makes for a perfect excursion.
Action & Adventure
Tirrenia has a great choice of outdoor activities to keep you occupied during your holiday. The gorgeous beaches are great for swimming, or you could rent a kayak or paddle-board and explore the coast at your own pace. Further down the coast towards Calambrone, you can also sail and wind-surf. Keen golfers will be happy to know that there is a golf course in Tirrenia, plus tennis courts and a soccer field. Then there are the walks through the Migliarino San Rossore nature reserve or the Tirrenia dunes, which are also protected, or you could go on a horse-riding trek.
Tirrenia is one of a trio of seaside towns (the others are Marina di Pisa and Calambrone) that sit on a beautiful stretch of Tuscan coast. You’ll have a huge choice of beaches, whether you want to sit at one of the many private lidos with sun loungers and bar service or prefer to find a secluded corner on an unspoilt stretch of sand. There are a whole range of water sports available, including sailing, kayaking, fishing and paddle-boarding, and, if you want to escape the crowds, you can visit the beautiful dunes, a protected nature reserve.
Tirrenia is a lively party town, packed with a huge choice of bars, cafés and clubs that suit all tastes and budgets. It’s especially popular on hot summer weekends, when people pile down to the beach from nearby cities like Pisa. Many of the lidos double as beach bars, and host DJ sessions and fantastic beach parties all summer long. If the party scene gets too much, you could just retreat to one of the cafés and sit out on the terrace with a bottle of wine, and relax as you watch the world go by.
If you want gorgeous beaches, lots of cafés and bars, and plenty of Tuscan sunshine, then Tirrenia is the perfect place for a romantic holiday. You can rent a sun lounger and parasol at one of the lidos, and just relax by the sea. Then have a lazy lunch at a waterfront restaurant, and perhaps spend the afternoon exploring the coast on a paddle-board or even trying something new, like underwater-fishing. You can have a romantic stroll through the woods and waterways of the Migliarino San Rossore nature reserve, and spend the evenings either partying at one of the beach clubs or just chilling over a bottle of wine.
Tirrenia itself is a modern resort, which grew up in the 1950s and 60s, but enchanting Pisa, which packs in scores of cultural attractions is just a 20-minute drive away. Most of them are concentrated in the Piazza dei Miracoli – the aptly-named ‘Square of Miracles’, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this magnificent medieval square, you’ll find the Romanesque cathedral, its world-famous belltower (better known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa), the circular baptistry and the Monumental Cemetery. A 13th-century hospital, which also flanks the square, now contains the cathedral museum and the museum of sinopias, which exhibits the sketches for the cathedral’s frescoes.